Faisal is Yemeni journalist based in Sanaa.
As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
The Saudi-led operation in Yemen has shut down schools and universities and left some of them in ruins.
Despite many obstacles to entering academia, Yemeni women are making progress.
Privately owned higher-education institutions are more common now than public ones, but their role is controversial.
Sana’a University has been riddled by student protests, threats of violence, and students’ complaints that they can’t afford the university fees. Administrators say they are trying to bring stability to the chaos.